That’s a raspberry in my mouth, in case you were overcome with curiosity.

So I bet you’re wondering about my latest red-lip obsession, and “obsession” is apropos in this context, because the originators of the widely popular “lip tar” (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) have come up with a cream color that isn’t stingy about giving you an explosion of color.

The boilerplate…

This new texture innovation is a smooth, blendable, buildable cream coverage product that’s suitable for use on the eyes*, lips*, and cheeks! Loaded with emollients and humectants including aloe leaf extract, cocoa extract, and vitamin E, Crème Colour Concentrate goes on smoothly and dries to a demi-matte finish. Apply anywhere intense, fashion-forward color is desired for a look that will last all day.

Available in Creme and Glaze textures.

I’m wearing DISTRICT, which is described as “a true yellow-based red,” which is probably why it works so well with my complexion. I especially love that I can use this for double duty on both my lips and cheeks, which is wonderful when I’m traveling and have to pack light, or when I’m in a rush and have to smear on some makeup in between traffic signals. I recommend using just your fingers on the lips and a flat foundation brush for cheek application, because it’s really packed with pigment and you’ll need to blend it.


The compact retails for $23 and that’s a damn steal, because it will literally take you three years to use this up.

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